Hard Game at Tynecastle, with Defences on Top
A PENALTY conceded by Massie seven minutes after the start put Aberdeen "A" out of the Reserve League Cup at Tynecastle Park, Edinburgh, last night. Whitehead scored from the spot and gave Hearts the only goal of the game.
Aberdeen were as often possible scorers as Hearts, but the Tynecastle side made more openings and carried the danger.
It was a hard game with defences on top, Johnstone and Watters not being over-troubled.
George Hamilton, making his first appearance since his injury on January 29, was at centre, but he made little impression on Aidie.
Aberdeen's defence was as confident as Hearts', and Massie never put a foot wrong after his vital lapse.
Tommy Pearson had flashes at outside left for the Dons. A delightful pass by Hamilton, which threw the Hearts defence wide open, gave Yorston a chance to equalise, but his volley was high.
Aberdeen persevered, and from just outside the penalty box Hamilton lifted a "free" over a human barrage, but Watters was on the spot to clear.
Aberdeen were shut out for a spall, and the Sloan-Urquhart wing caused trouble. Glen got a chance, but Henderson rose to block his drive, and in a strong Hearts attack chances were muffed and Bauld misred a sitter.
Hearts put in a strong finish, but they were as weak in parting as before. Aberdeen had little difficulty in keeping them out.
Source: Press & Journal, 7th April 1949